This collection consists of fifty one black and white, 8 by 10 inch copy prints featuring images of aircraft operating in New York and Long Island in the nineteen teens and twenties. Included are the Junkers-Larsen JL-6 (Junkers F 13 a); Curtiss Condor CO Transport (Condor 18, B-20); Curtiss Thrush (Model 56); Curtiss Tanager (Model 54); Curtiss P-6 (YP-6) Hawk; Curtiss XF8C-2 Helldiver; Ansaldo S.V.A. 5 (SV.5); de Havilland (Airco) D.H.4; LWF H Owl; British airship R 34; Royal Aircraft Factory S.E.5a; Fairchild 21 (FT-1); Fairchild 71; Ford 4-AT-B Tri-Motor Floyd Bennett; Savoia-Marchetti S.56; Loening (Corp) Air Yacht C2; Stinson (Aircraft) SM-1 Detroiter American Girl; Sikorsky S-38 Amphibion; Dornier Do X; Fairchild (American) Y1C-24 (C-24) Pilgrim; and US Navy ZR-3 Los Angeles.
Biographical / Historical:
Manuel Santana Picheco was soldier stationed at Mitchel Field, Long Island after the First World War. During this time, he also worked in the local photography labs of Court Commercial Photography, a now-defunct entity. Many of the images in this collection are duplicates of Court Commercial photographs.
James I. Gracyalny, Gift, 2001
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